India Close to Choosing Who Will Do Study of RTI Law

3 May 2013

The Indian government is close to choosing who will conduct a major review of the fight to information law.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has shortlisted 16 organizations for the “360 degree study,” according to a report, with the names, on the website of the RTI Foundation of India.

The selected organizations have received  Request for Proposal documents that are due back May 27. The pre-bid conference has been scheduled for May 10.

The Centre has decided to conduct the study on RTI Act to assess its implementation across the country and find ways to address bottlenecks faced by various stakeholders,” a DoPT official told ZeeNews.

Researchers will examine the level of public satisfaction with the functioning of the2005 RTI Act, who uses it, and what information is sought.

 The study also will cover the experience of public in dealing with RTI applications and appeals.

State and central governments will be covered by the study.

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